In XP can I force a hidden partition to have a drive letter?

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  1. Deevan

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    I'm trying to pull data off of the "recovery" partition of a dying HDD, diskmgmt.msc will not give me the option to give it a drive letter.

    I don't have partition magic or ghost available where I am, is that my best bet? I just wanna mirror the drive to another one (smaller, but enough space)
     
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    O'Rly?
     
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    lol, sorry
     
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    PartitionMagic is your best bet, I'm afraid. But it's a good product; it's not like you'll be throwing your money away.
     
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    How do you hide a partition?
     
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    Actually, no, you can't. I just looked in PartitionMagic, and if you give a partition a drive letter, it becomes visible -- probably because you're giving Windows a pointer to the partition's location.

    If you want to keep people from screwing with your partition, deny access rights to everybody except "Administrator" and "NT AUTHORITY\System".
     

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